April 23, 2018
Looking for a simple, no-fuss solution to your daily lunch struggle? Look no further than this simple vegan meal prep. With 100+ things to think about daily, food shouldn’t have to be one of the hardest, but it often is. “What am I going to make for dinner? Why didn’t I pack lunch? Damn, a salad is seriously THAT expensive? It’s just lettuce, I don’t understand. I need to stop spending so much money on food.” Does that sound familiar? We’ve all been there more than once – multiple times a week (if I’m being honest) and it’s something that needs to be stopped. Let’s take this time to say NO to wasting our money on food at lunch, and YES to having extra money to do things we want to!
When it comes to day to day meals, a little bit of planning truly goes a long way, which is where this recipe comes in. By spending 20 minutes at the beginning of the week whipping up these bowls, you then get to reap the benefits of tasty daily lunches, extra time to sleep in the morning since you have everything done, and some extra $$ in your wallet from not eating out every day. That’s what a WIN looks like in my book.
The beautiful thing about this recipe? You can find all of the ingredients in this meal prep at any grocery store and for a damn good price. Rice and beans are truly one of the CHEAPEST meals you can buy, coming in at around $4. Then, add in the extras (avocados, onions, peppers), and you’ll come out at about $15 for a week’s worth of lunches. Let’s do a little math here. Say you buy a Saladworks salad every day for lunch for one week. They are around $14 (I did this for a long time, hence why I know the prices LOL, #guilty), which adds up to $70 per week. That’s 55$ more dollars a WEEK spent on lunch, then this simple $15 meal prep. Can I get a HELL YA?
I’m not playin’ you guys here, I promise. One thing I find crazy frustrating is the misconception that eating healthy has to be expensive. When I switched from a standard American diet to a plant-based diet, I was shocked at just how much cheaper my grocery bills were. As long as you’re buying ingredients that are in season, you can pretty much get everythangggggg you need for cheap.
this recipe is perfect for family dinner night or Meatless Monday as it serves about 5 hungry people. Feel free to adjust the portion sizes depending on who you’re eating with! The important thing here is the cooking instructions, not the measurements. 🙂
So, have I convinced you to give this a try yet? This vegan meal prep is healthy, protein-rich, inexpensive, and last but not least: wickedly DELICIOUS. If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment below, give it a rating, and don’t forget to tag @katerinaseigel on Instagram. Enjoy guys!
Yields: 5 days of lunch (or 5 servings for dinner)
While it looks like there are a lot of steps, I PROMISE you this recipe takes no time at all. You will be multi-tasking, but it is all really simple!